I am very pleased to announce that Matthew Moriarty has been elevated to the partnership at Koprince Law LLC.
Matt has been with the firm since shortly after it opened. Since then, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of government contractors, representing them in a wide variety of legal matters. Matt has spoken at industry events across the country, written many great posts on SmallGovCon, and recently co-authored our GovCon Handbook on Debriefings and Bid Protests.
Beyond his sterling resume, Matt’s an all-around good person (notwithstanding his unfortunate choice of college basketball teams in the North Carolina Tar Heels). He embodies the values of ethics and professionalism that are central to our firm’s work. Congratulations, Matt!
As many clients and friends of Koprince Law LLC already know, I announced last week that I will be retiring from the active practice of law, effective May 10. As that date draws closer, I will also step down from my role as editor of SmallGovCon, where I’ve written over 1,100(!) posts.
But fear not! Koprince Law and SmallGovCon will continue on, good as ever (albeit with slightly fewer references to things like boneless chicken wings). My colleague Matt Schoonover, a current Partner at the firm, will step into my shoes as Koprince Law’s Managing Partner, and my colleague Shane McCall will take over as SmallGovCon‘s editor.
I am back in Kansas after a fantastic trip to Reno for the 2019 APTAC Spring Conference. On Sunday, I taught a four-hour class on the FAR, followed by a general session Monday on major changes in Government contracting.
By my count, this was the ninth time I’ve attended an APTAC conference, and they’ve all been great. It was wonderful to see so many old friends and make some new ones, too. Thank you to APTAC’s leadership for inviting me, and for Terri Bennett of our home-state Kansas PTAC, who introduced my general session. A big thanks also to Carroll Bernard of Govology and Joshua Frank of RSM Federal, who kindly allowed me and Matt Schoonover to share their booth.
If you’re a government contractor who hasn’t yet connected with your local PTAC, you’re missing out. Visit the APTAC website to find out more.
I was lucky enough to be a speaker at the annual Alliance Northwest conference in Seattle, Washington.
I want to thank the organizers, the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation for having me and for putting on a tremendous event.
I’ve just returned from Casper, Wyoming, where I had the pleasure of presenting at the annual GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo. It was a great opportunity to meet new folks and learn about issues facing the government contracting community.
Special thanks to the Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center for organizing the event along with the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Administration, the Wyoming Business Council and the University of Wyoming. Oh, and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi.
While getting there was a bit of an adventure (thanks United Airlines!) it truly was a great time and great event. Hope to see you again soon.
The limitations on subcontracting are undergoing some major changes in 2019, including a newly-effective DoD class deviation and the FAR Council’s long-awaited proposal for a comprehensive overhaul.
Recently, I joined host Michael LeJeune of RSM Federal on the Game Changers podcast to discuss these important changes. Click here to listen to my podcast, and be sure to check out the other great Game Changers podcasts featuring voices from across the government contracting landscape.
I am very pleased to announce that Robert Kampen has joined our team of attorney-authors here at SmallGovCon. Rob is an associate attorney with Koprince Law LLC, where his practice focuses on federal government contracts law.
Rob is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Before joining the firm, Rob worked for several years in financial services and telecommunications, where he focused on negotiating, drafting and managing contracts. Check out Rob’s full biography to learn more about our newest author, and don’t miss his first SmallGovCon post on limits BPA awardees face in attempting to challenge fellow awardees.